GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR 2024
Rates: Prices may change due to changes in rates, taxes and/or fuel increases.
Reservations and Payments: A Tour Application must be completed by each traveler. The initial deposit of $300 must be previously received. A second deposit of 35% of package price per person is required upon your official confirmation letter that includes your ship assignment, cabin type, and travel dates. This payment confirms you on a definite basis. A third deposit of 45% of package price per person is due August 1, 2023. The balance of payment is due October 31, 2023.
Cancellations: A full refund of initial deposit of $300 will be made if cancellation is received in writing before May 31, 2023. A per person cancellation fee equaling 50% of monies on deposit will be charged if cancellation is received in writing after June 30, 2023 and before August 1, 2023. A 75% of monies on deposit per person cancellation fee will be charged if cancellation is received in writing after August 1, 2023 and before October 1, 2023. No refund applies to cancellations after October 1, 2023.
Not included in price: All items not specifically listed under tour features. Please note, currently the reciprocity fee for U.S., Canadian and Australian residents is on a temporary hold, which means it is not required. We will continue to update you on this. Any new tax imposed by any government agency. Any fuel surcharges imposed by the airlines or cruise company. All taxes are subject to change. The entry fee of $250 for either race event is additional and non-refundable. Airport transfers on arrival in Buenos Aires are provided only if arriving on the standard itinerary dates between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM.
Insurance: Medical evacuation insurance for a minimum of US$200,000 in coverage is mandatory for all passengers. For your protection, trip cancellation, baggage, health and accident insurance is highly recommended for all participants. However, no representation or description of the insurance made by our staff constitutes a binding assurance or promise about the insurance.
Security Policy: Marathon Tours & Travel's security policy requires that anyone staying in our room block must be registered as part of our package. If a registered client attempts to house a non-registered guest and /or invite them to attend any of our scheduled activities, the registered guest’s tour package will be forfeited and parties may be denied access to future tours. Please note that no exceptions will be made as this policy will be strictly enforced.
Event Waiver: In consideration for my entry acceptance, I hereby for myself my heirs, executors and administrators release any and all rights for damages I may have against the sponsors, organizers, government officials, Marathon Tours, Inc. and Albatros Expeditions A/S or its affiliates, or any individual associated with the event. I attest that I am physically fit to complete in this challenging event. I grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to use my likeness in all media including photographs, pictures, recordings, or other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. I also understand that I am traveling to a very remote destination and that weather, acts of God and other forces beyond any person's control may prevent the event from taking place. If the event is not held due to circumstances beyond our control such as but not limited to weather, acts of God or force majeure, I understand that no refund of my travel expenses or entry fees will be reimbursed.
Responsibility: These tours are operated by Marathon Tours, Inc. of Chelsea, MA who acts only as an agent for the passenger to the companies offering such services and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity caused by any reason whatsoever by any party offering such services. All terms and conditions offered are governed by the laws of Massachusetts.The right is reserved to cancel the tour prior to departure with a refund, less applicable credit card and processing fees, made as full settlement to the passenger.The right is reserved by Marathon Tours, Inc. to deny acceptance of a booking application by any person. Marathon Tours, Inc. may make any changes or alterations in the itinerary as it deems necessary for the proper handling of the tour. The sole responsibility of any airline used is limited to that set out in the passenger contract evidenced by the ticket. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time that the passengers are not on board their aircraft. All race participants must sign the trip application which acts as the race entry form and liability waiver.